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Hello readers.

I came across a copy of the St.Henry Knights Cross award document to the Lt.d.Res. Karl-Vincent KROGMANN dated 5.April 1916. The reference book on the St.Henry lists him as commander of 2.Battery, Kgl.Saechs.Feld-.Art.Rgt. 115. He was born on 3 March, 1889 in Hamburg and was a merchant by profession.

The action for which he was decorated took place on 27 Sept. 1915 on the Eastern Front with the 58.Inf.Div.. He acted as forward observer and gave valuable information which enabled the German artillery to place fire in a way to collapse the Russian attacks. The rear guard could then separate itself from the enemy without contact.

Bernhard H. Holst

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I love this documents.

This one is out of the group of Lt Richard Hentschel (29.12.1897) from IR 134 and later observer with FA A 281 and FA A 276Lb.

He received the MStHO as company leader of 8/134. He was at the age of 17. Later he received the AO knight cross 2nd class with swords (30.03.1916) and the VO knight cross 2nd class with swords (15.09.1917).

Regards

Alex

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